I am USAF retired and have a service connected hearing loss. My high pitch hearing is exceptionally bad due to severe tinnitus. On the other end I have very good low pitch hearing. I have tried several types of hearing aids provided by the VA and until now they have all wound up stuffed in the drawer.
About a month ago they fitted me with Resound LINX2 hearing aids. They seem to be pretty good but the VA just seems clueless when setting them up and modifying the programming. For instance. I have been seeing where open domes would be better in my circumstance because they would let the low pitches in naturally and then the hearing aids would boost the highs. I have been fitted with tulips. The tulips are very uncomfortable but when I asked the VA to try the open domes they refused saying that it would be worse.
I have thought about just buying my own open domes and installing them but I would think that the hearing aids would require a program mod.
Any inputs would be appreciated.
Additionally, I have done a bunch of research and discovered that there are several settings that should be available on my app but I guess the VA doesn’t really know how to program them.